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Jun 29, 2015
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Today we cleared out all the stuff from the MO Ho after many years we are giving up motor homing. We started many years ago with a Fiat Amigo, 850cc engine air cooled, tiny thing but it had 5 berths, although 2 would not take a large child. The last one is an Autosleeper Duetto ice which we are selling. We are both retiring this year and we have to think about the cost of keeping a vehicle which gets little use. We have gone to the dark side and bought a caravan :( I hope it works out OK, I've not towed a caravan and have a course booked so I will be able to reverse it. I will hang around here for a while if only for Old Mo's jokes. And if we will the lottery will be back with a massive MO HO.
 
Oct 18, 2012
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It's not a bad idea @The gasman. Caravanning has its virtues too as it can sometimes be left on site for a season and be your go to place. Just as easy then to do an impulsive few days away. IMO much better than giving up travelling altogether. I hope you both enjoy your retirement when it comes.

Best Wishes, Auntie Pam
 

Anthea M

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Oct 18, 2015
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Enjoy your new holiday home
we’ve just seen the smallest caravan arrive with a couple and 3 small children!! It has a flip up back with the cooker and sink!!
The kids are loving running around , so whatever shape or size the holiday home will be lovely .
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Welsh girl

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I'm so annoyed. This one never came up last week when I was looking for one. Typical... Good luck with the sale.
 
Aug 22, 2017
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Good luck! We have been tempted to move to the 'dark side' also sometimes. There are pros and cons to both sides, so hard to choose for some of us. Then there are the extremists who use a motorhome to tow a caravan! The main thing is to keep on travellin' and enjoying it, whatever the outfit.
 
Oct 7, 2013
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We have done both, motorhomes and Caravanning,and have enjoyed both, although m/h is our favourite.

At least you are staying with the lifestyle. Retirement is to be enjoyed so embrace it.

Hope you have great times in future. Good luck!(y)
 

movan

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A new direction in the road of life .... not worse .. just different. ENJOY. XX
 
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No more worrying about clashing wing mirrors with others on small country lanes when trying to visit those remote places.
If you don't move around a lot a car and caravan is still a good choice.

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Not a sad day. It's the start of a new adventure, caravaning. I don't use my car much other than for short trips down to the supermarket. I think I would probably down size the MH to something a bit smaller and get ride of the car.
 
Mar 23, 2012
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I suppose when you think about it motorhomers have more in common with caravanners than people who do neither its why the club changed name its just part of a spectrum of camping. Like a lot of others we had a caravan in the past just like m/h pros and cons (and watch out for damp!!!!!!)
 

wasp

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I too have gone down that route, although I have stayed on Fun for the Craig, old-mo s jokes and Hollyberry Quiz .:):):)
 
Feb 18, 2018
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Had caravan previously and it was fabulous. Just bought MH before Christmas and it works for us just now .... that might change again in a few years, who knows? There are advantages and disadvantages to both ... just get out there and enjoy it!

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Aug 6, 2013
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I'm always a little uncertain about the economics. The cost can be comparable if you apply the same requirements to both caravan and MH. Comparing new prices for both even at the economy end a tow car + van will cost £30K & up & a small MH a similar amount. It all depends on what you want from the car. In our case we have no need for a larger car & run a very small one that runs on fumes & costs nothing for the RFL. It is more than adequate as a local runabout and occasional motorway trips are fine. We use the MH if we are travelling any distance anyway & turn the trip into a two day event. I caravanned for around 25 years & thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it so whatever you do the feeling of freedom is the same.
 
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Thank you everyone for the words of encouragement. I'm sure we will be fine, but we will miss the PVC for days out. As far as costs, we already have a tow car 4x4 and with only one vehicle to pay for we should save a bit ( still have to insure and service the caravan) we intend to do longer trips now we are retiring and the caravan makes more sense. We have joined a caravan forum but we will still hang out here as well.:D
 
OP
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Jun 29, 2015
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The deed is done add now on Autotrader, Facebay and Gumtree all our stuff is out and all we need now is a buyer.:unsure:
 

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